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Harlem Vintners

“Liberate wine from a glass!” says the company’s co-founder Matt Dollar.  Maenad – Wine in a Can, is a business venture by three men who saw an opportunity to bridge … Continue reading

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June 19, 2014

Under a Microscope: Stick Fly on Broadway

Kenny Leon is on fire. Just ask him. Two plays he directed are currently playing on Broadway to packed houses, featuring star performers, and are being considered in the context … Continue reading

December 26, 2011

Review: bareMinerals Naturally Luminous Skincare with RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex

This past week I was fortunate enough to receive a sample kit of the new bareMinerals Skincare! I am a huge fan of the brand Bare Escentuals as they have … Continue reading

April 27, 2011

E-Moves 12 at Harlem Stage

By:  Tahnia Belle Back with a breathtaking bang, Harlem Stage presents Season 12 of E-Moves, a two night dance showcase that reminds us how movement can tell our stories and … Continue reading

April 14, 2011

James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave in roles of a lifetime: Driving Miss Daisy

By JJ El-Far I had the privilege of watching two of the greatest working actors on Monday night in Alfred Uhry’s Driving Miss Daisy at the Golden Theatre. Both James … Continue reading

February 13, 2011

Theater Review: Harlem Renaissance Celebrity Wedding

Review of The New Federal Theatre’s production of Knock Me a Kiss Play By Charles Smith, Directed by Chuck Smith December 8, 2010 By: J.J. El-Far I had the pleasure … Continue reading

December 9, 2010 · 1 Comment

Review: Fresh Direct Frozen Entrees

Every now and then we are contacted to review products that our readers might be interested in trying. FreshDirect contacted Uptownflavor about a couple of new products rolling out this … Continue reading

November 14, 2010

Rendezvous with Henry at The Shrine

Dear Harlem and Harlem Visitors: Remember a couple of weeks ago when I told you to go see Nakia Henry perform at Billie’s Black? A lot of you listened. Good … Continue reading

September 27, 2010 · 2 Comments

That Picnic Place

Sweltering summer temperatures make the thought of cooking in your already overheated apartment or sweating over a sizzling hot grill pure torture. But you must eat, right?  So why not … Continue reading

August 3, 2010 · 1 Comment

Chester Gregory: Ready, Willing and Able

joseph riley land I have known Chester Gregory for a little over a year, but have never had a chance to see him perform live. Last week, however, he headlined … Continue reading

December 15, 2009

Gael Greene reviews Gospel Uptown

Gael Greene visits one of Harlem’s newest eateries and shares her thoughts about the ambiance and cuisine. Read her review here

November 15, 2009

More Mojo!

Back in January we brought you a First Look at Harlem’s new hot spot, Mojo on 119th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue.  Last week the bar/restaurant finally opened full-swing.  Now with a … Continue reading

April 8, 2009 · 10 Comments

Pizza Party Buffet Misses The Mark

For anyone who ever wants to get into the business of a buffet, allow me to share with you a couple tenets that must be followed to ensure some modicum … Continue reading

December 31, 2008 · 4 Comments

Holiday Gift Guide: Not Just Tea

If you are anything like me then you are always looking for something hot to warm you from the inside out during the frigid winter months. While I am admittedly … Continue reading

December 22, 2008 · 5 Comments

Atomic Wings Opens in Harlem

Photo by: Moises De Pena for JCMD Photography On a chilly December evening I headed up 113th Street to the grand opening of the newest location of Atomic Wings on … Continue reading

December 22, 2008 · 15 Comments

Butter by Keba

A few weeks ago I attended an event in East Harlem where Makeba Lloyd, owner of Butter by Keba was demonstrating her products. I was drawn to her table by … Continue reading

December 12, 2008

First Look: Talay Thai-Latin Restaurant

One of our readers had the chance to swing by Talay over the weekend and shared the following first impression with us: I went [to Talay] with some fellow uptown … Continue reading

June 2, 2008 · 5 Comments

Top 5 Uptownflavor.com Search Terms

Being the publishers of a weblog, we have a little crystal ball that tells us how some of our readers accidentally stumble onto our site. There are a number of … Continue reading

May 25, 2008

La Pregunta Arts Café: More Than Just Lounging

1528 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10031 (347) 591-6387 There is a revolution going on! In case you didn’t know, the battleground is the mind. It is a fight for … Continue reading

April 11, 2008

The Reviews Are In

The New York Times has reviewed some of the art events currently on stage in Harlem. If you were in the audience, give us your reviews, UPTOWN flavor style! Theater … Continue reading

April 9, 2008

Tribal Spears Gallery Hosts “Experience: Harlem”

This week Angie Hancock, President of Experience:Harlem reached out to UF to extend a party invitation to the ever hip Tribal Spears Gallery on Tuesday night. I answered the call … Continue reading

March 13, 2008

La Tropezienne Bakery

The ‘hounds are at it again. They’ve recommended La Tropezienne located between 109th and 110th Streets on the east side: I just came across this little gem today – a … Continue reading

February 25, 2008

Gentleman Jigger

Richard Bruce Nugent’s novel “Gentleman Jigger” is a strange cocktail of glamour and dirt that goes down easy, quickly intoxicates and leaves a pungent taste. It may just give you … Continue reading

February 25, 2008

An Off-Night at ‘Covo': Hugo’s Review

Disclaimer: Covo in NYC has no affiliation to ‘Il Covo’ in Chicago. Saturday night was fight night! Klitschko and Ibragimov were competing for recognition of heavy weight championship. In honor … Continue reading

February 25, 2008 · 15 Comments

Review: A Visit to Big Apple Jazz A.K.A. EZ’s Woodshed

Why has no one approached me about this place?! It’s borderline criminal that in all my years I had never walked into B.A.J. I had walked by this place last … Continue reading

January 17, 2008 · 4 Comments

Review: La Perle Noire, Harlem’s New Bakery on the Block

While the Soup Man has left us, La Perle Noire is looking to make a lasting impression on the neighborhood… Having left work early I decided to take stroll down … Continue reading

January 17, 2008 · 7 Comments

Theatre Review: The Trojan Women at Harlem Stage

I recently had the honor of watching Trojan Woman at the Gatehouse. While this is a review of the play itself I will say that I am still not over … Continue reading

January 15, 2008 · 2 Comments

Event Review: Shop N’ Mingle

Popular Brooklyn fashion den, Harriet’s Alter Ego, hosted its fourth annual Shop N’ Mingle this past Sunday. For those who have never had the pleasure of attending one of these … Continue reading

December 5, 2007 · 4 Comments

The Scoop: Jena 6 Update, Breakfast at Sylvia’s, Black Nativity and Black Contractors

For those of you who participated in Jena 6 rallies or even went down to Louisiana, you might be interested to know that one of the boys took a plea … Continue reading

December 4, 2007

Event Review: Q-Tip and Roy Hargrove at Harlem Stage

Before I go into how the show was, let me just say that Harlem Stage/the Gatehouse is absolutely beautiful. The Gatehouse is on the corner of W. 135th and Convent. … Continue reading

December 3, 2007 · 2 Comments

Review: The Harlem Tea Room (closed)

*Update: Harlem Tea Room served their last cup of tea in 2008. A member of the Uptown Flavor community recently visited The Harlem Tea Room and had a pretty lukewarm … Continue reading

November 9, 2007 · 17 Comments

Hidden Harlem Spot: Dollar Internet Cafe

By Tiffany Y’vonne Thompson Harlem local Gordon E. Sims carries a mission and a passion to promote our community, technologically and artistically. Three years ago, he opened the Dollar Internet … Continue reading

October 5, 2007 · 2 Comments

NYSC Review

                                                                                                                                                                                       I stopped by the new NYSC on 145th, which is having its soft opening now. There were a good number of people working out, though at nearly 6 o’clock, … Continue reading

October 2, 2007 · 8 Comments

On the Waterfront

Written by: Nina M. Mehta nina@UPTOWNflavor.com The sun slowly sets on an early summer night and the hum of traffic in the background slowly blends with the patter of steel … Continue reading

June 8, 2007 · 12 Comments

Nina’s Niche: Days of Wine and Roses…

Nina Mehta nina.m.mehta@gmail.com There is something about taking your first sip of a really fantastic glass of wine. Sometimes it is smooth, sometimes it has a bite and sometimes it … Continue reading

May 10, 2007 · 3 Comments

The Guest at Central Park West

I had the opportunity to check out a wonderful play written by Levy Lee Simon, a Harlem native who is now carving his niche in the world from coast to … Continue reading

May 7, 2007 · 1 Comment

Hugo’s Review: Cafe Largo

  When Café Largo first came on the scene I remember thinking what’s something this nice doing uptown? Today that question seems out of place as Harlem has had its … Continue reading

April 2, 2007 · 3 Comments

Uptown Rules the Grills

Every summer you can find most side streets in Harlem lined with blazing grills as music pumps out of open windows and spills out onto the lively street below. This … Continue reading

March 20, 2007 · 2 Comments

Reader Review: B.Braxton

Every day I see hits from people looking for information about the new luxurious B.Braxton salon for men. One of our readers visited the salon and offered this positive review … Continue reading

March 19, 2007 · 8 Comments

The Scoop: Boxing, African Influences and Film

La Baobab gives Amy Ruth’s a run for their money [Plate of the Day] East Harlem Lightweight jumps back into the ring [Post] The film festival formerly known as… [NY … Continue reading

March 9, 2007
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